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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Wed May 12, 2010 9:26 am

Yes. I had two natural T-40s (from 78 and 79) with toaster pickups, and after, a T-45.

Of course, the T-45 sounds different since the pickup was placed at middle position.

My "new" 83 T-40, blade pickups and poplar body sounds very close that the other T-40s. With more punch and high output (blade pickups), but very similar tone.
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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Thu May 13, 2010 5:59 am

Yeah, the tone is really not that much different. Blades just seem a bit hotter and brighter to me. I prefer the warmer toaster sound.

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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:43 pm

I'll add mine to the list:

white T-40

#01279321 1982
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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:57 am

Thanks, I'll add it to my database.

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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:36 pm

78 T-40

200033
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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:46 am

Thanks, got yours added to the database. Congrats on finding a six-digit T!

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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:38 am

I have just acquired a natural T40 s/n 00377041. 'Patent applied for' on the headstock. A '79 model, I think.

I think the original owner purchased the bass in Los Angeles. It is now resident in the UK.

In really nice condition. Has been sat in the case, unplayed, for a while, so needs a light clean and a new set of strings.

Not been near an amp yet, but the guitar immediately feels 'right'!

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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:36 am

Congrats! That serial number does look like a 1979 to me.

What part of the UK are you in? I was stationed at RAF Alconbury in the late 80s and early 90s and lived at RAF Wittering.

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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:23 am

Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Not too far from Cambrdgeshire.

Am I right in supposing you are now located in Chattanooga, Tennessee? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:31 am

Very cool indeed. That's right in the area I explored the most. It's truly a beautiful place, my favorite of all the places I was stationed during my career.

Yep. I'm in Chattanooga these days.

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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:39 pm

That's authentic rock n' roll country - just down the road (in USA terms) from Memphis I think. What's it like for live music?

I'm new to the T40, but now I have set mine up, taken the action right down, the neck feels great to play. I have been using a Hayman 4040 - great sounding bass, but the neck is quite chunky. The T40 is much slimmer and chords seem to fall more easily under the fingers.

Do you find the T40 more suitable for particular kinds of music?

(Apologies if this is off thread. No porn, but if I'm transgressing the other forum rule (and it is the only rule that matters) let me know and I'll start a new thread) .

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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:25 pm

Don't worry about wandering away from the thread topic. I think I'm the only active moderator these days and this is my thread.

We aren't very far from Memphis. Even closer to Nashville. The live music scene here in Chattanooga and the local area is picking up. There are several very good bands representing just about every genre of music you can think of. In the summers we have a program where local and semi-pro bands get a chance to play a free concert downtown on Fridays. There is always a good mix of bands playing each year and the crowds love it.

I don't really play my T-40 much. I'm a guitarist who owns a T-40 to noodle around with and put bass lines down on demos for myself. I have small hands, so the chunky neck on the T-40 is a bit of a challenge to me.

I wouldn't say the T-40 is more suitable to one form of music over another. That would be like saying a Fender P-Bass is only good for this or a Gibson Thunderbird is good for that. In the right hands any instrument can be appropriate for any style of music.

That being said, the T-Series was generally more widely accepted by Country and Blues musicians when they first came out. Very few Rock musicians seemed to recognize the T-Series. I was a Gibson Les Paul and Peavey amp guy from the early 80s up until I got my first T-60 around 2005. Now I basically only play 80s American made Peaveys.


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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:45 am

You are absolutely right about 'stereotyping' instruments. It's all in the fingers / brain of whoever is playing. That saad, I guess some instruments tend to sound better in certain situations. I mean, who would play heavy rock on a Strat? (Cue Mr Hendrix...)


I too am a guitar player primarily, but have ended up playing bass in a couple of bands. I find that, for gigs, I actually enjoy playing bass more than guitar. This is partly because my ears are now probably more able to pick out low frequencies amongs the general racket going out on stage. One of the 'benefits' of getting older.

I have come to the Peavey's quite late, but love the feel of my T40. So much so I have just acquired a matching T60, also from '79 I think.





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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:49 am

Personally I wouldn't play a Strat for anything. I find the volume knob is in the wrong place and gets in my way. But you are right, I do find myself playing certain styles with some of my guitars. My Generation (Tele-clone) gets it's most use on surf music. My Mantis and Razer get most of the heavier stuff. I've got a P-90 loaded Epiphone LP Junior that I use for the Ramones. My toaster T-60s do the Southern rock, but my main T-60 with blades gets the lion share of play time.

My T-40 matches my main T-60. Only difference beyond the number of strings is the switches. The T-40 has the large bats while the T-60 has aftermarket small bats until I can find the right ones.

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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:52 am

In Belgium, there lays a beautiful black T40 with maple headstock, serial number 00763044. And yes, it's mine :-) .
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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:26 am

Very cool! I love hearing from owners all over the world. And I'm always curious how those instruments ended up in the countries they are currently in. I'm not sure if Peavey had an overseas distribution network back in the day.

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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:36 am

Just got it back from setting it up. The neck PU was suddenly dead, but some tweaking around the controls fixed it. Fieuw!
It's really an amazing bass. I have no idea how it got stuck in Belgium, but I'm happy it did :-) . They go around $500-600 here by the way (400-500). Mine is not exactly mint, but I don't mind: it plays and sounds like a dream - and on top it looks very, very cool...
Yet, is there anywhere where I can find the PU-surroundings? Mine are in quite a bad shape (total loss), it would be nice to replace them anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:18 am

I prefer my guitars and basses with a few knocks and dings in them. Some mojo if you will.

Do a search for Frets On The Net. They've got reproduction T-60 and T-40 pickup mounting rings.

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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:08 am

Great! Seems they can also help me with my Kramer 350B.
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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:50 am

Very cool. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:55 am

marijn c wrote:
In Belgium, there lays a beautiful black T40 with maple headstock, serial number 00763044. And yes, it's mine :-) .

Thanx to Marijn C, I discovered this site. I'm also belgian, and own a Natural Peavey T40, serial nr 00475698, so this means 1979!! My birthyear cheers

Anyway need to change one pot, because it's not original and sounds kinda weak. Replace it by a CTS pot???

Thanx, and happy to be in this community

Davy


Ps. Also a peavey century 200 + 15 inch peavey box, peavey tnt 130 combo. And now hunting for an old T20, Fury or Patriot. I'm a big peaveyfan Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:31 am

I'm in: 8M274012
Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:15 am

[quote="DFA 79"]
marijn c wrote:
Thanx to Marijn C, I discovered this site. I'm also belgian, and own a Natural Peavey T40, serial nr 00475698, so this means 1979!! My birthyear cheers

I would say: welcome Wink
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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:01 pm

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PostSubject: Re: serial numbers   Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:56 am

Hi guys,
new guy here. Serial number 00395769. No pics, but it looks a lot like the previous poster's!
Except somebody once decided to paint it black (the body, that is) and it looks like it's been stored in
a barn (without a case) for the last decade or so.
But the best part is: everything works! Just had to replace the (non-original) pick-up selector switch.
Best,
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